English is a crazy language Read 3 comments In Chinese, buy and sell are the same sound, only the tone is different. And you can write a hundred word poem with one sound… I speak Mandarin Chinese. Don’t know how to write though. wow, that is so cool, I married an American, he is still struggle to say, really anything useful, in Mandarin… I blogged about his learning process a lot. It was quite funny. Leave a Reply to sporepigfish Cancel replyCommentName Email Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.